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Food and Wine in a wheelchair? Here's how to navigate the Epcot festival

11 hours agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Daniel Etcheberry: I always attend Epcot?s Food and Wine Festival every year. I?m a foodie and a wine sipper, so this event is an annual pilgrimage for me. Also, as a wheelchair-bound person, I have had some practical issues that I had to solve during the years. Show More Summary

Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Tragic Car Accident, Dependent On Wheelchair

It’s been a bit since we’ve heard about an update on comedian Tracy Morgan. The last we heard about Morgan’s condition is when he was released from a rehab center following his hospitalization after he survived a deadly car accident. Now details have emerged about Morgan’s ongoing struggle to heal from the June accident that

Porn king still fighting, on Hustler's 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler -- and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech. Dressed in a beige suit with gold and diamond rings,...Show More Summary

Disability Today and John Scalzi's Great, New Novel 'Lock In'

Lock In, a near-future murder-mystery by John Scalzi, may be the first major work of speculative fiction that is, fundamentally, about wheelchairs. If that doesn't excite you, what will? Technically, no wheelchairs appear in the novel. Really,...Show More Summary

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I’m hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it’s return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike tracks, and I’m [...]

Fla. man near death after nursing home leaves him in hot sun for 3 hours

An elderly man confined to a wheelchair was critically injured after staff at a Florida nursing home left him outside for three hours Wednesday, a day when temperatures soared to 93 degrees and a heat advisory had been issued.

Police Officer Becomes Wheelchair Man’s Hero in an Intense Rescue Caught on Camera

Most police officers do small acts of good each and every day that none of us get to see. One of those is getting recognized though, when Officer Gil Benitez helped get a wheelchair-bound man to safety during a dangerous downpour. Fort...Show More Summary

Suspect charged in Miami exit ramp killing

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say Rodney Louis, 27, shot and killed Israel Perez, 58, who was in his wheelchair on a Miami exit ramp where he often asks drivers for change

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A couple days ago I went to get air in the tires of my power wheelchair. The wheels have a silly design in that they can't be pumped at a gas station, they have to be pumped by a mechanic. I'll never understand that. So we made our trip down to Canadian Tire where they will do this for me. Show More Summary

Southwest Airlines Apologizes for Misplacing Elderly Woman

Eighty-five-year-old Alice Vaticano was supposed to be wheeled to the Southwest Airlines gate to catch her flight home to Denver, but instead a "processing error" left her stranded in a wheelchair in Newark for 11 hours. Vaticano, who is "sometimes forgetful," didn't know where she was, and had no choice but to sit there until someone finally noticed her. Read more...

Man Gets Out Of Car To Fatally Shoot Panhandler In Wheelchair

The assailant got out of his car on I-95 in Miami, shot and killed a popular panhandler, then got back in his car an drove away. Miami-Dade police took the shooter into custody before noon Tuesday, but did not release a name or give a motive for the killing, which took place at the southbound [...]

3 Historical Examples Of The Federal Government Screwing Over The Troops

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It’s the common practice of politicians to go with the easy wrong over the hard right. As a result, the soldier on the ground and the veteran in the wheelchair suffer.

Towter Transporter is designed to make moving a wheelchair easier

When someone has a powered wheelchair that needs to be transported, the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van is often required. Canadian inventor Len Wideman, however, doesn’t think that people should have to go to such an extreme. Show More Summary

News: George Takei, Nicki Minaj, Rick Perry, Doctor Who

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Nicki Minaj had a wardrobe malfunction at Sunday's VMAs. Rep. Aaron Schock makes talking to constituents about commercial barging look 'dam' sexy. Geroge Takei apologizes for posting photo of woman standing up in a wheelchair with the caption, 'There has...

Learning About Life from the Woman Who Taught Us About Death

I'm not sure why I walked into Barnes and Noble that afternoon, except that the "self-help" aisle seemed like a logical place to be as I pushed the wheelchair of my four-year-old son who had just been diagnosed with a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Like many, I was first introduced to Dr. Show More Summary

Robot Arm Grabs Wheelchair, Stows it in the Back of the Car

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Here's a clever gadget that offers a practical solution to an easily foreseeable problem. Yes, there's room for your wheelchair in the back of the car. But once you've sat in your car, how are you going to put it there? For a wheelchair user traveling independently, this could pose a serious problem. Show More Summary

“You Was Probably Still In That Wheelchair When I Was Making Hits” – Funniest Quotes From Drake & Lil Wayne Going At It On Tour

Funniest Quotes From Lil Wayne Versus Drake Tour In case you haven’t heard by now, YMCMB head honcho Lil Wayne and his hit-making protegee Drake are currentlygoing from city to city to battle it out  on stage during their appropriately-titled

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